Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hurry Spring!

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I just can not get over how fast time is flying, it is almost the end of February.. I am happy that Spring is almost here.. The Mid-Atlantic states have not been enjoying the early and warm weather that the west coast is having. I wish it was a warm winter here, it has been an awfully cold winter!  I am sharing more scenes from this past weekend and earlier in the week, I hope you enjoy!



A cute snow covered squirrel. And another can you find the Junco shot?  BTW, do you see the fence?


A multi fence shot, with my deck railing, chained link fence and a fence further off. Do you see my neighbor with his snow blower.. He was very nice and helped hubby clean the snow off our driveway..Can you see the snow blowing up and into the woods..


You know me by now, I just have to share some birds on my post, some more colorful Starlings..


My skywatch shot, some neat contrails and the sunset...At least I enjoy the pleasures of skywatching.


A pretty sky, the contrail and  sliver of moon on the far top left.. Do you see the moon?


My moon capture taken on Feb 22nd.. I hope you enjoyed my latest post.. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

108 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Hi Eileen,
I love that cute snow covered squirrel :)
And the starlings are so beautiful!
The same goes for the beautiful skies and that fine moon :))
Have a happy day! :))
【ツ】Knipsa

Breathtaking said...

A cute photo of the squirrel Eileen.I note it seems to be eating sunflower seeds. The ones I see here don't touch them, going for the peanuts instead. I do hope your weather improves, but you managed some great shots in spite of the poor weather. I love the Starling capture, and your wonderful sky shots.:)

Margaret Adamson said...

even the Squirrel has snow on him and those Starling colours are stunning. WOW! to the sky shots and the moon Eileen.

Stewart M said...

Really burst of late summer cool weather here - almost autumn - I think that official day for the 1st of Autumn is saturday for me.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

✿ chica said...

Que lindo tudo! Adorei o esquilo na neve e os céus! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...the jets' contrails...wow!! The starlings...you managed to capture their iridescence perfectly. But the squirrel?-------that cutie steals the show today.

Mersad said...

I share your wishes. I'm more then ready for the green to return.

Sue said...

Hang in there, Eileen--spring IS coming. It's getting harder to hang on to my sense of humor about it though. This is our 13th night below ZERO this month. My propane usage is going crazy. I'm hoping that hangs on until the prices come down.........

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos Eileen. I am looking forward to the warmer weather also. I have just popped my head through the curtain to see a fresh layer of snow. Love the sunlight on the starlings feathers. Nice fence shots too and the moon is impressive. Have a great day :)

Linda Gross said...

As I wrote in Facebook, I noticed that the goldfinches are getting their spring colors and hanging out in a tree in our back yard neighbor's tree. I have seen lots of starlings, too, in recent days. They hang out in another neighbor's tree. The starlings seem to swarm between a far tree and a nearer neighbor's tree.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

love the snowy squirrel shot and the stripes across the sky. i bet there is a technical term for that. jet stripes? or? very cool, any who. have a good day. ( :

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen, I love the snow squirrel.
The starlings are beautiful.
The sun and the moon are awesome as always.
Have a nice day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, it's good that February is passing quickly! The temperature hasn't gone above freezing here north of Toronto since January 24th, and on that day it was just barely above 0°F not even half way to 1°.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Who knew starlings were so beautiful. Love those shots. Happy Thursday 2 ya

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I love the snow covered squirrel photo. He looks sooo cold. Poor thing! The colors on the Starlings are amazing.

Sandra said...

wow wow wow on your Starling photo. that is fantastic.. yes i see the fence in the first one, perfect for good fence Thursday.the first contrail is spectacular. great shots today

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen!
The starlings are very handsome.
Have a great weekend!

Ileana said...

I love your squirrel!:)

Rose said...

It took me a while to see the neighbor with the snow blower...love the starling shot. One of the best captures I have seen of them.

Linda W. said...

That squirrel is too cute! Hey, I'd trade you weather if I could. I'm hoping our lack of winter snow doesn't contribute to water rationing and forest fires this summer....

Georgette Sullins said...

The squirrel is a delightful surprise. We certainly have our share of squirrels down here but not dusted in snow like yours. And, the colors the starling feathers reflect are so beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the adorable fuzzy, snowy squirrel! you have a good neighbor! BEAUTIFUL starlings! awesome shot! great skies and contrails and, of course, your moon shot! :)

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, your sky shots are amazing. I don't know when I've seen that kind of display. The animals and birds look so cold.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Lol! The Squirrel looks like he's been rolling in the snow. So cute! I love the sky shots and the starling look pretty, although they are not one of my fav birds. They hog all the feeders!

Uppal said...

So much snow and hard work to clear it.The squirrel seemed to be enjoying the flakes of snow.

Your sky watch offered a unique pattern.
The moon's magic is perfectly preserved in the image.

J said...

Let me join so many others in saying that the starling shot is amazing! Unusual color combination with the usual striking contrast in texture and lovely composition!

Carola Bartz said...

The squirrel is super cute! I love the colors in the starlings, the birds look fascinating. You seem to have quite a lot in your place.

Mary Hone said...

LOL....That poor squirrel. He's ready for spring too.

Nina said...

What a super cute snowsquirrel; I like it! You have a lot of beautiful pics :)

ladyfi said...

Those starlings are gorgeous as are the sky shots.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
I hope Spring comes soon!!
What a cute squirrel!!!The starlings are beautiful.Like the sky and the moon pictures!Great shots!Hope you have a happy and warm day!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images, the sky is formidable.

Janey and Co. said...

Well, that is a first. I have never seen a snow covered squirrel! Maybe because I live in Texas!Thanks for the visit! Janey

NatureFootstep said...

I agree, too much snow. We had that 3 yer ago and I still think it is enough. :(

Love the skies and are happy you help the little friends survive :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The squirrel is cute with the snow hat. I'm right there with you on Spring, cabin fever is rampant.

Shug said...

Good Morning...
Poor little squirrel...I know he must be ready for Spring. You really have some wonderful pics here....great details show up in all of them..
Have a fun filled day...

Debbie said...

the skies and sunsets have just been amazing!!! the hubs has been working so i am unable to get to the marina but have enjoyed watching them from home just the same!!

your little squirrel is adorable, they look so cute when they are covered with snow!!!!

Andrea Priebe said...

There is a common thread in all of your pictures ... Cold, Cold and more Cold. I know the end of February is near, but March is notorious for some wicked storms ...Hope we all can bear it. Wonderful pictures, Eileen ... tells alot about your week.

Andrea @ From The Sol

A Quiet Corner said...

Hoping it warms up there as well...:)JP

Gunn said...

What a nice posting!

Mascha said...

Lovely series and a great moon photo.
Have a faster spring and warm temps

Giga said...

Poor squirrel all snowy. Certainly has enough of winter, and you will. Regards.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Great photos!
My first impulse is to say, "Poor Lil Squirrel", but then they are built Squirrel Tough, for all seasons and all, aren't they? :)
Love the sky shots with the contrails also.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Ela said...

Beautiful pictures, Eileen !
I love squirrel in the snow :) That's so funny :) Greetings :)

RedPat said...

We really don't give starlings the credit they are due - that is a wonderful shot of them! Love your sky shots too.

Laura said...

beautiful views Eileen… that moon is amazing!!! yes, I'm ready for spring too as much as I love the beauty of winter… in the mornings their are more and more birds arriving, they are ready too!

ak-ut said...

so beautiful, as always :-)
happy weekend

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an adorable photo of the squirrel! It looks so cold poor thing!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your pics are so sharp. I love that moon!

I had to shovel out the driveway by hand. 2nd time this week!
~

Louisette said...

Wonderfull serie fotos and gorgeous shot with the moon.
greeting from Belgium.

Jim said...

Good one

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures for the day, Eileen, as always and I do love the squirrel! What a cutie! Wonderful vapor trails/colors!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

a very snowy fence, brrrrr.

Merisi said...

A beautiful collection of images!
The squirrel and the starlings made me smile.

Nancy said...

Seeing alot of starlings here too. Love that moon shot. :)

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Eileen, just love your shots; however I have to say your moon shot is fabulous! I hope Spring arrives and stays soon. Stay warm!

Ida said...

I bet you are tired of winter. That's quite the snowy fence scene. I loved your sky shots today.

Al said...

I love the skywatch shots, but it does look cold. It hasn't been a bad winter here except for the last week or so.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! Love the Starlings !

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots! I had to laugh at the squirrel!

Stephanie said...

Wow, such wonderful images, the sky, the moon, the Starlings and fence shots!

Munir said...

Yes, I can see the fence. The poor squirrel.I wish that we get spring time soon at least for the tiny critters.

Susan said...

Oh yes Eileen, totally enjoyed your post thank you. Great fence photos and the snow being blasted away!
Aren't those Starlings pretty - their irridescence... I'd never realised before :D)
Have a great weekend.
I'm too disorganised to have joined in Good Fences this time round, but I love visiting all the blog friends I've made though it :D)

Cloudia said...

This is marvelous indeed. Starlings are such colorful constellations





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Missy George said...

Poor little squirrel..I never saw a squirrel with snow on it...Yes, I saw everything you asked about..Good pictures..Boo Starlings...They travel in packs and clean out my bird feeders...Loved your post..

Susan (ABON) said...

I can understand why you're ready for some warmer weather- it's been a tough winter for the Mid-Atlantic and Northern states. I just don't think I could stand that much cold, brrrrr! The snow-covered squirrel is a cutie and the starlings are beautiful with their colorful feathers. As always, your sky and moon photos are great! Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. Cute little snowy squirrel.

Montanagirl said...

Cute snowy squirrel - Beautiful photos, Eileen. That Moonshot is spectacular!!

Arija said...

The east coast certainly has copped it this winter! Your winter storms are getting more extreme as are our summer temps. We have been hovering around 100F for many weeks now and it is so enervating that I have hardly posted and not visited at all. Just trying to stay alive.

Bethany Carson said...

The squirrel is a cute one! Looks like he's trying to get enough energy to stay warm by eating. Nice shot of the starlings as well.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another great series of photos Eileen! I was noticing today that I've not seen a single squirrel this winter, which is a little unusual--I wonder if it's because of our resident owls. But yours looks healthy, and really happy!!

Felicia said...

pretty views all around Eileen.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Nice pics of the skies! I also love the picture of those iridescent Starlings! Very nice. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

thewovenspoke said...

some, great shots like the snowy squirrel.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Again, you are so generous with your photographs. The squirrel is the star but I love all your pics.

lina@women perspective said...

Poor cute squirrel.
Enjoying your sky shots. Happy Friday!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The sky and moon shots are great, and love that snowy squirrel!!

SuperLux said...

Everybody's favorite is almost here. Hang in there. :)

Beautiful photos.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! It looks very cold in winter in your neighbors. The squirrel photo is very cool. I enjoyed your conttrail shots very much. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

Great winter shots and moon. We got a bunch more snow after I did sky watch this week and I lost power for 18 hours so late visiting.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

As beautiful as it is, yes, I'm ready for change...

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful serie again, Eileen, with some nice winter shots and beautiful skies. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Noushka said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen, I thoroughly enjoy the starlings, I can never got close enough to manage a photograph :( !!!
Your sky is gorgeous but your moon... is stunning!
Keep well, hugs from the other side of the Atlantic!

magiceye said...

Lovely captures all!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
I´m so sorry for you and this cold Wintertime. I´m in sorrow about the squirrel.
Your photos of the starlings are fantastic and also the sunset and the moon.
Have a nice and cozy weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

**Lih** said...

Lindo demais! Gostei de todas!

Meta said...

Vilken söt lite ekorre, undrar nog vart den kommit i all snö. Himlen är helhäftig med
Ha en fin fredag
Meta

amanda | wildly simple said...

Love the snowy squirrel, and wow! That moon photo!
I'm always curious what equipment people use to shoot the moon. you did a great job!

Mari said...

I love seeing jets lane on the sky. They look absolutely beautiful together eith the sunset hue. The squirrel's cute but whst are those black things around him, seeds maybe? Starlings have stunning colors.

Heather said...

Love the squirrel and moon shots. Have a good weekend!

Marie said...

Poor little snowy squirrel! beautiful blackbirds!

Dirk said...

I like the squirrely picture also. He does look warm though. www.islikley.com

Happyone said...

Love the snowy squirrel. : )

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The colours in the Starlings are amazing.

Nora said...

I think your comment box is full! (you have so many!) I wonder if they really do get full. Another amazing posting, I never will look at starlings the same way...so many colors. And the sky shots are divine. I wish I could send some warm weather there. Soon it will be spring.

rainfield61 said...

Some beautiful shots belonged to nature.
And endless beauties.

Derek said...

Despite your inclement weather your posts are always warm, happy, friendly and optimistic. They're a breath of fresh air in this deeply tormented world.
Thanks for consistently brightening my days.

Your photos are great too.

Have an excellent weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the cute squirrel and the pretty starlings. I'm getting tired of winter and we've had a mild winter. Enjoy your weekend.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Don't you know that all of the forest creatures (and people) are ready for this winter to end!!! Poor little squirrel!!!
Lovely sky shots!!

Elaine said...

A series of nice photos! I like your snowy squirrel and the Starling shot is excellent.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wonderful shots!!!!

Alexa T said...

P.s. I love the birds, the sweet bunny and the squirrel covered by frozen snow....wow... Winter was and was'nt in my part of the world, actually I had only a few days of snow... in rest lots of cold temp, weather!!! And I love these gorgeous sights of sunsets and the view of the moon on feb 22 and I think I already told you before that only in your posts I've seen such beautiful vision through your camera lens. Like always please forgive the error I made in grammar... Hugs, Alexa

✿ chica said...

Eillen, hoje, acabou de entrar por lá teus céus! Fiz uma surpresa pra ti! beijos, obrigada!


Podes ver aqui:
http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com.br/2015/03/ceus-da-lis-costa-e-da-eileen.html

Lucinha said...

Eileen,

So cute the squirrel and birds.
Amazing photos.
Have a good week!

Alfa & Ômega said...

Eileen, acabei de ver os céus lá na Chica e vim aqui cumprimentá-la. Você continua postando coisas lindas! Um saudoso abraço!

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos! That squirrel is so stinking cute!

Pauline Woodcock said...

How cute is that snow covered squirrel!
And the colours in those starlings - just beautiful!
Love the contrails, too. We don't see them here. Firstly there aren't many planes overhead and secondly I don't think the air is cold enough even in winter.

CatTales said...

Good Morning! Fantastic photos. I especially love the squirrel and the moon. Have a nice day. Mildred

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